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Duos for Harp and Pianoforte

Edward Witsenburg / Jacques Ogg

Duos for Harp and Pianoforte

Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525516908
Catnr: GLO 5169
Release date: 19 August 2002
1 CD
 
Label
Globe
UPC
8711525516908
Catalogue number
GLO 5169
Release date
19 August 2002
Album
Artist(s)
Composer(s)
NL

About the album

Verassende duetten van Dussek uitgevoerd door vooraanstaande musici
Veel mensen die zich de vrij onconventionele sonatines van Jan Ladislav Dussek herinneren van hun pianolessen zullen verrast worden door dit album, want in deze Duetten voor harp en piano duiken veel onverwachte en luchthartige veranderingen in de melodieën op.

De Tsjechische componist en pianist Dussek leidde een stormachtig en zeer romantisch leven. Hij leefde en werkte door heel Europa, van de hoven van Marie-Antoinette en Napoleon tot aan een dienstverband bij Prins Lodewijk Ferdinand van Pruissen, en later Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand. Hij leefde ook in het tijdperk van de grote ontwikkelingen in de piano en de pianotechniek. De ontwikkeling van zijn muziek ging hand in hand met de stormachtige ontwikkeling van de instrumentenproductie (zowel wat betreft de harp als de piano), en het was Dussek die de Engelse pianofabrikant John Broadwood ervan overtuigde om het bereik van het klavier met een octaaf uit te breiden.

Zijn beroemde Duetten voor harp en piano, die in hun melodische schoonheid doen denken aan Rossini, worden op dit album uitgevoerd op originele instrumenten door Edward Witsenburg en Jacques Ogg. Deze twee musici behoeven geen verdere introductie, aangezien ze tot de meest vooraanstaande interpreten van deze tijd behoren!

Artist(s)

Jacques Ogg (fortepiano)

Composer(s)

Jan Ladislav Dussek

Jan Ladislav Dussek was a Czech composer and pianist. He was an important representative of Czech music abroad in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Some of his more forward-looking piano works have traits often associated with Romanticism. Dussek was one of the first piano virtuosos to travel widely throughout Europe. He performed at courts and concert venues from London to Saint Petersburg to Milan, and was celebrated for his technical prowess. During a nearly ten-year stay in London, he was instrumental in extending the size of the pianoforte, and was the recipient of one of John Broadwood's first 6-octave pianos, CC-c4. Harold Schonberg wrote that he was the first pianist to sit...
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Jan Ladislav Dussek was a Czech composer and pianist. He was an important representative of Czech music abroad in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Some of his more forward-looking piano works have traits often associated with Romanticism.
Dussek was one of the first piano virtuosos to travel widely throughout Europe. He performed at courts and concert venues from London to Saint Petersburg to Milan, and was celebrated for his technical prowess. During a nearly ten-year stay in London, he was instrumental in extending the size of the pianoforte, and was the recipient of one of John Broadwood's first 6-octave pianos, CC-c4. Harold Schonberg wrote that he was the first pianist to sit at the piano with his profile to the audience, earning him the appellation "le beau visage." All subsequent pianists have sat on stage in this manner. He was one of the best-regarded pianists in Europe before Beethoven's rise to prominence.
His music is marked by lyricism interrupted by sudden dynamic contrasts. Not only did he write prolifically for the piano, he was an important composer for the harp. His music for that instrument contains a great variety of figuration within a largely diatonic harmony, avoids dangerous chromatic passages and is eminently playable. His concerto writing is exciting. His music is considered standard repertoire for all harpists, particularly his Six Sonatas/Sonatinas and especially the Sonata in C minor.
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01.
Duet for Harp and Pianoforte with two Horns in E flat major, Op 38: I. Allegro
07:12
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
02.
Duet for Harp and Pianoforte with two Horns in E flat major, Op 38: II. Adagio espressivo
02:33
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
03.
Duet for Harp and Pianoforte with two Horns in E flat major, Op 38: III. Rondo. Allegretto
03:05
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
04.
Duet Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, Op 69 no.1 : I. Allegro con fuoco
09:02
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
05.
Duet Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, Op 69 no.1 : II. Marche Funebre. Andante moderato
06:02
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
06.
Duet Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, Op 69 no.1 : III. Menuetto. Tempo di Ballo quasi Andante
05:45
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
07.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.2: I. Allegro maestoso
10:03
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
08.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.2: II. Les souvenirs. Larghetto addetuoso
03:07
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
09.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.2: III. Rondo. Allegro con brio
06:58
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
10.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.3: I.Allegro moderato
07:55
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
11.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.3: II. Larghetto espressivo
06:58
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
12.
Duo Concertant for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, OP 69 No.3: Rondo. Allegretto ma moderato
05:50
(Jan Ladislav Dussek) Edward Witsenburg, Jacques Ogg
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